Regional Stories

13 Sep 2021
In Uruguay, a country of a little over 3.5 million people, more than 70% of the population has already received the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 75% have had at least the first dose. Vaccination progress in Uruguay has been accompanied by an abrupt decrease in severe cases of the disease, as well as the total number of active cases.
9 Aug 2021
August 9, 2021 In March 2021, Guatemala began vaccination against COVID-19 prioritizing health personnel, including traditional midwives, Mayan women who are part of the group of traditional therapists recognized by the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MSPAS).  Their scope is not minor. Of the 22 Mayan groups in Guatemala,…
9 Aug 2021
August 9, 2021 In the Region of the Americas, the indigenous population is made up of more than 62 million people, with a great diversity of languages, cultures, and traditions. As of July 2021, 617,000 individuals belonging to indigenous peoples in the region have been infected by COVID-19 and nearly 15,000 have died from complications related…
30 Jul 2021
Coordinated by PAHO and comprised of laboratories from 24 countries in the Region, the COVID-19 Genomic Surveillance Regional Network (COVIGEN) monitors the virus that causes COVID-19 to detect any change in its sequence that may influence its ability to spread, disease severity, vaccine effectiveness, treatments, diagnostics, or other public…